VANCOUVER, Wash. – All season long, women's cross country has been trying to prove that it belongs in the national top 25. Today, the Bears took matters into their own hands and placed 23rd as a team at the NAIA National Championships.
PORTSMOUTH – In addition to its success on the course, women's cross country was honored for its success in the classroom Saturday afternoon at the MSC Banquet as three members of the team – Kasey Hosier, Andrea Light and Stephanie Cleland – earned Academic All-MSC honors. To be eligible for this award, student-athletes must have be at least a sophomore and have a cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher.
PORTSMOUTH – After sweeping both the men's and women's Mid-South Championships on Saturday morning, head Coach Eric Putnam was named the MSC coach of the Year for both the men's and women's programs at the season-ending banquet. He has now been named Men's MSC Coach of the Year in each of Shawnee State's three years in the conference, while also winning the award twice (2010 being the other year) on the women's side.
RIO GRANDE, Ohio – There were some anxious moments for the women's cross country team as the University of the Cumberlands brought the first two runners to the finish line Saturday morning at the Mid-South Cross Country Championships. However, the Bears showed off their depth as they claimed six of the top-12 spots. All six of those runners came across the line before Cumberlands No. 3 runner finished in 13th.
PORTSMOUTH - Looking to go back-to-back-to-back, women's cross country heads to Rio Grande this Saturday to try and earn an automatic bid to the NAIA National Race with a Mid-South Conference championship. The Bears, who are currently receiving votes in the latest NAIA Coaches' Poll are ranked the highest amongst the MSC schools, but have been back and forth in the rankings all season with the University of the Cumberlands. The women's race will go off at 11 a.m.